The 9th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders and the Houston Mood Disorders Conference hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School presents:
From Treatment Resistance to Recovery in Affective Disorders
Date: September 20-22, 2018
Location: McGovern Medical School
Houston, Texas 77030
We invite you to join us for the joint meeting of the 9th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders and the Houston Mood Disorders Conference. This meeting will focus on addressing treatment resistance in affective disorders and exploring the latest evidence-based practices for recovery. We bring together leading clinicians and scientists in the field of psychiatry to share fresh perspectives and emerging research in a collaborative environment. The venue is located in Houston, Texas, in the heart of the Texas Medical Center (TMC) — the largest medical complex in the world. Together, we can advance our knowledge of affective disorders and improve treatment outcomes.
At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:
- Recognize recent advances in diagnosis and treatments for affective disorders and treatment resistant affective disorders.
- Identify and describe the latest in pathophysiology, special populations and co-morbidities in affective disorders and treatment resistant affective disorders.
- Discuss the latest research on affective disorders, treatment resistant affective disorders and related disorders and how to apply these interventions in combination with current treatment plans.
Physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, social workers and other mental health professionals.
Method of Instruction
The method of instruction and evaluation for this conference includes lectures, slides, case presentations, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions. An online course evaluation will be made available to participants at the close of the course. CME credit certificates will be available to print online.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this meeting. Please call 713-486-2507 if you need special assistance.
Agenda & Speakers
Thursday, September 20, 2018
|5:00 - 7:00 PM||Welcome Reception|
Friday, September 21, 2018
|9:00 AM-9:45 AM||What's Next for Ketamine Research and Clinical Practice?||Sanjay Mathew, M.D.|
Marjorie Bintliff Johnson and Raleigh White Johnson, Jr. Chair for Research in Psychiatry
Director, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
|9:45 AM-10:30 AM||Using Brain Based Markers to Select Treatments for Depression||Madhukar Trivedi, M.D.|
Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health
Julie K. Hersh Chair for Depression Research and Clinical Care
Chief of the Division of Mood Disorders
Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care
Department of Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical Center
|10:30 AM-11:00 AM||Break|
|11:00 AM-12:30 PM||Symposium 1|
Deep Brain Stimulation for depression: Different Targets, Different Strategies, Same Interests
Patricio Riva-Posse, M.D.
Alik Widge, M.D., Ph.D.
Sameer Anil Sheth, M.D., Ph.D.
Albert Fenoy, M.D.
What Can We Learn from Clinical Registries? Illustrative Case Examples
A. John Rush, M.D.
J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., M.D.
Scott T. Aaronson, M.D.
Madhukar Trivedi, M.D.
|12:30 PM-2 PM||Lunch|
|2:00 PM-2:45PM||Management of Adolescent Treatment Resistant Depression||Karen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D.|
Titus H. Harris Chair
Harry K. Davis Professor
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
|2:45 PM-4:15 PM||Symposium 3|
From Gyrification to Lithium Effects in Bipolar Disorder: The Impact of Neuroimaging in the Context of the R-Link Project
Paolo Brambilla, M.D., Ph.D.
Bo Cao, Ph.D.
Letizia Squarcina, Ph.D.
James Stone, B.Sc., MBBS, MRCPsych, Ph.D.
Optimising Intervention for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Anthony Cleare, Ph.D.
Abebaw Fekadu, M.D., Ph.D., MRCPsych
Rebecca Strawbridge, Ph.D.
Sudhakar Selvaraj, M.D., Ph.D.
From Neurobiology to New Treatment of Affective Disorders
Mario Juruena, M.D., M.Sc., Dip CBT, MPhil, Ph.D.
Allan Young, M.B. Ch.B., M.Phil., Ph.D., F.R.C.Psych., F.R.C.P.C., F.R.S.B.
Rodrigo Machado-Vieira, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.
Carlos Zarate, Jr., M.D.
|5:00 PM-7:00 PM||Poster Session|
Saturday, September 22, 2018
|9:00 AM-9:45 AM||On the Future of Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Depression||Jeff Daskalakis, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.|
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
Temerty Chair in Therapeutic Brain Intervention
Chief of the Mood and Anxiety Division
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
|9:45 AM-10:30 AM||Treatment of Bipolar Depression: Is there more to do?||Trisha Suppes, M.D., Ph.D.|
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Director of the Bipolar and Depression Research Program
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
|10:30 AM-11:00 AM||Break|
|11:00 AM-12:30 PM||Symposium 6|
Multi-modal Approaches to Neuropsychiatric Disorders across the Lifespan
Benjamin Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC
Lisa Eyler, Ph.D.
Benson M. Irungu, Ph.D.
A Clinical Guide to Precision Antidepressant Systems: Critical Review of Decision Support Tools
Harris Eyre, M.D., Ph.D.
Chad Bousman, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Joao L. de Quevedo, M.D., Ph.D.
Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.
|12:30 PM-2 PM||Lunch|
|2:00 PM-2:45PM||Myths and Misunderstanding about Mood Disorders||Allan Young, M.B. Ch.B., M.Phil., Ph.D., F.R.C.Psych., F.R.C.P.C., F.R.S.B.|
Professor & Chair of Mood Disorders
Director, Centre for Affective Disorders
Department of Psychological Medicine
Institute of Psychiatry
King’s College London
|2:45 PM-4:15 PM||Symposium 9|
Innovative Approaches to Understand Recurrence in MDD: Mechanisms and Prediction
Henricus Ruhe, M.D., Ph.D.
Roel Mocking, M.D., Ph.D.
Caroline Figueroa, Ph.D.
Roland Zahn, M.D., Ph.D.
Treatment Resistant Mood Disorders – Experiences from Singapore
Christopher Yi Wen Chan, MBBS, M.Med (Psychiatry)
Mok Yee Ming, M.D.
Chermain Wong, Ph.D.
Early Bird on or before 8/20/2018
Advance online registration is preferred. Methods of payment by credit card include: American Express, VISA, Master Card, and Discover.
The registration includes handouts, breakfast, lunch and break refreshments throughout the meeting. Any cancellation and request for refund must be submitted in writing by Monday, August 20, 2018 to email@example.com. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds.
If circumstances necessitate the cancellation of this conference, registration fees will be refunded in full. McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston cannot be held responsible for the cost of airfare, hotel, rental car or other travel expenses, including penalties.
Symposia & Posters
Symposia submissions are now closed.
Poster submissions are now closed.
Venue & Accomodations
McGovern Medical School is located in Houston, Texas in the heart of the Texas Medical Center (TMC).
6431 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030
The fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston offers a rich multicultural experience with internationally-recognized arts, award-winning restaurants, shopping and outdoor activities. Spread over 1,345 total acres with $25 billion in GDP, Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the world’s largest medical complex. It is home to over 54 institutions include the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Methodist Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital. Attractions near the TMC include the Museum District, Hermann Park, the Houston Zoo and Downtown Houston. Come explore and enjoy all that Houston has to offer!
More information available here.
Parking is available in several garages:
- University of Texas Professional Building Garage — 6414 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030. The garage is located between Fannin and Main Streets, directly across from McGovern Medical School. Parking costs $10 per day and does not include in and out privileges.
- Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza Garage — 6400 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030. The garage is located at the corner of Fannin and Cambridge Streets. Self-parking is accessible from the southern entrances of the garage off both Main Street and Fannin Street. Parking costs $10 per day and does not include in and out privileges.
- Additional TMC Parking information available here.
Houston’s MetroRail Red Line runs right through the center of TMC, providing convenient transportation from the campus to Downtown, the Museum District, NRG Park and other parts of the city. Use the Memorial Hermann/Houston Zoo station when traveling to McGovern Medical School.
Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) — approximately 24 miles from TMC
2800 North Terminal Road
Houston, Texas 77032
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) — approximately 14 miles from TMC
7800 Airport Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77061
Click here for more airport information.
TMC offers several hotel options — all within walking distance of the venue or MetroRail Red Line. Rooms may be reserved online or by phone.
Accreditation & Disclosure Policy
Physicians — This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists — The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity provides 10.5 hours of psychology continuing education credits.
Registered Nurses — UT-Harris County Psychiatric Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 10.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education.
Social Workers — This program has been approved for 10.5 credit hours in accordance with the requirements of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Provider Sponsor: UT-Harris County Psychiatric Center/Provider Number: CS1177.
It is the policy of McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston that the sponsors and faculty disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the syllabus of the course materials. Any additional commercial support will be disclosed at the start of the program and wherever applicable.
International Society of Affective Disorders (ISAD)
The International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD) is an international psychiatric organisation that exists to promote research into the affective disorders.
The primary aim of ISAD’s conference is to promote research into the mood (affective) disorders through all relevant scientific disciplines, including genetics, neuroscience and the social and behavioural sciences. Inter-disciplinary research approaches are particularly highly valued by the society.
ISAD also aims to promote networking, exchange of ideas and experiences, and advance awareness of the consequence of mental health to global health and human development.
ISAD has a reputation for providing high level, well-balanced scientific programmes. The format consists of six plenary speakers, parallel symposia and a poster session held over the 3 days of the conference.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School is dedicated to the mission of education, research and patient care. Each year we train students, residents and fellows of today to become the mental health care leaders of tomorrow. Our faculty and staff are at the forefront of the exploration of the causes and treatment of mental illnesses. Specific areas of research include mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, childhood disorders and addiction. We have the highest commitment to providing care to individuals suffering from behavioral disorders in our community, offering outpatient services at 22 community clinics throughout Houston, in addition to specialty psychiatry clinics located in the Texas Medical Center. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is also affiliated with UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC), the largest provider of inpatient psychiatric care in Houston.
We currently provide educational programs for individuals and families and support the public service activities of our faculty and staff, who volunteer in many capacities for community-based professional and mental health advocacy organizations. We invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to share the latest advances in the field of psychiatry and network with internationally recognized scientists and clinicians at the 9th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Affective Disorders (ISAD) in conjunction with the Houston Mood Disorders Conference.
For inquiries, please contact us at 713-486-2507, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM (CT) or by email at ISAD2018@uth.tmc.edu.